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thank you. >> you have done a terrific job. i hope you enjoy everything going forward. thanks again. [applause] >> i am from the port staff. i may be one of the relative few who were here for the whole 16 years that you were on the commission. we watched as waterfront grow and become what it has become. it is largely because of your love for the san francisco and the waterfront, all of the support you provided the staff to help us bring about changes that you created and to weather through some of the bumps along the road. i think you learned how to put out a lot of fires. going to the fire commission, a good move. thank you. [applause]
>> commissioner, congratulations. i think the entire commission has heard it over and over from the port staff, but we are really lucky, the people working for the city, to have such a great commission. it really feels like we're working on the same team towards the same objectives. you have always been so attentive to all of the items that we bring to you and help desk problem-solve when there were particularly thorny issues. we appreciate that. we wish you luck with the fire commission. we are a little bit jealous of the firefighters in the city. they have a great commissioner coming their way. we look forward to seeing you at the calamari club. [applause]
>> commander and commissioner, susan reynolds, director of real estate. personally and on behalf of the real-estate department, thank you very much for all of your support. i hope to see you and for rena continue to come to rue fisherman's wharf events. i have enjoyed visiting with both of you. thank you for all the contributions you made to support -- to the port. it must feel good to walk up and down the porch and see what legacy you are leaving behind. thank you very much. [applause] >> commissioner, tom carter from maintenance. my staff is very grateful for
the 16 years. they always looked to you when there were issues that needed to come before the commission. you always supported them. for that, i thank you for my staff and myself. we wish you well as the fire department. thank you. [applause] >> commissioners, our lieutenant commander was a way this week, otherwise i know he would have wanted to pass on our gratitude from the maritime division. over the past 16 years, we have looked upon you as always there to support labor in our shipyards, which employs over 200 full-time union laborers, always supported of visiting ships, and fleet week, the
festivals and events. you boys been very supportive of the fishing industry to do you have always been very supportive of the fishing industry in did you have always been very supportive of the fishing industry. you have always been supportive of our recreational boating. that is an area we can hopefully grow further in the future thanks to the seeds that you have sown. with the wind be always at your back, may your seas always be calm, and mayor voyages always be delightful. thank you very much. [applause] >> i am a native san francisc an as well. i have watched anhim at st.
vincent boys' school. they were very supportive of the schools. he always supported what the san francisco labor council did with education and everything else. everywhere i have gone and seen him, whatever it is, it has been over 20 something years. who is maintaining tradition and improving things? michael is our president of the form. everywhere michael goes, he brings himself and his heart. he does not know how to say no. thank you for all you have done
for the city. thank you very much. [applause] >> commissioners? >> my turn. it is really hard for me to believe that you are really leaving. i was appointed to the commission 13 years ago this month. mike was one of the first people i met. he came to the swearing-in. he was president of the commission of the time. he welcomed me on to the commission. he became a friend, mentor, and role model. for me, it is hard to believe he will not be here when i come back in two weeks. i am going to miss mike. he has been such a wonderful person. he is truly a dedicated public servant. the fire commission is extremely lucky to get him. congratulations. [applause] >> mike is part of the
institutional memory, helping to put matters in perspective because of his longevity on the commission. i have always admired his loyalty to the port and waterfront and his unflagging energy for everything going on down here. even though he has gotten over a lot of hurdles, he is never lost the spirit for doing the right thing. he is an inspiration for all of us. i am sure he will continue to be even as he gets comfortable in his new role. we wish you all of the best. maybe we will find a reason to have a joint commission meeting at some point. >> i have enjoyed our time serving together for the last four years out of your 16. it offered a very kind act when i first came on board. we shared some time and a giants game. he gave me the way of the land.
i thought that was very thoughtful. every time i mentioned to someone i am with the port commission, they say that it is mike hardeman's commission. you have been associated with the port and i expect that to continue for years to come. congratulations to you. we will miss you. i am sure you will do fantastic work over there as well. congratulations. [applause] >> commissioner, if i may? i am really sad that you are leaving. you were one of the first commissioner's the welcome to me here when i first got here. i really appreciate your support, help, and leadership drought years and looking out for us. thank you. i do have some last business for you before you go. [laughter] it has to do with disclosure.
where is jack. -- where is jet? >-- where is jack? >> i will add my comments as well. we get to call you might now. that is pretty cool. -- we get to call you mike now. that is pretty cool. you have donated your life every of the weekend to the port of san francisco. i heard to say that was a new record, but barely a new record. we are so fortunate in the city and particularly care of the poor to have people as dedicated as you. commissioner and commander hardeman. we hope you will come back. a lot of your work is still under way. we will be welcoming ships in october. we will be breaking ground for the exploreatorium. we hope that you and your heirs
will look with great pride on your legacy. the blood going across the street to the fire department. we will miss you. -- good luck going across the street to the fire department. we will miss you. [applause] >> well, when all of these folks have received awards and said goodbye, you sit in those seats and think someday that will be neat if you live long enough. i have lived long enough to be thrown out orszag on my way. [laughter] it was not quite thrown off. but mayor newsom thought i did not have the big enough challenge down here and should move on to something else. after 16 years, when i open an agenda or review things, it does become quite easy compared to the first few years. he was right there.
many thanks for the lunch today. thank you for the people you invited. i really appreciate that. to every speaker, i appreciate that. i know how hard it is to give a time. thank you. tom representing the fisherman's wharf area, i love fisherman's wharf. i like to see how wonderful everybody is down there, all of the staff and people. it is a great spot. i am so glad to a been a bigger part of it. all the things said in my commander's proclamation, the dry dock is something we're happy about, the recycling. the top of the list is definitely giants ballpark.
to me, that is to highlight region that is the highlight. working with people like jack bauer. he is incredible. they honored the employees they have had for over 20 years. it is amazing how many. it is like the port staff and port itself. people come to the port. it is a good job. it should be a good job. >> i guess there is 15 commissioners. now, it will be 16 for sure, but there is a pretty good location, a pretty good opportunity for people to be a commissioner because it averages, like, a new one every year almost, which is terrific.
dianne feinstein gave me my first appointment. so i will always be grateful to her. we have become good friends, and i got another appointment from her, human rights commission. then, mayor jordan appointed me to this commission. prior, he had appointed me to public utilities. then, mayer brown, to me, is the biggest hero on the waterfront. his dynamic personality and leadership and charisma and fortitude -- whatever you call it -- the driving force was really instrumental in the whole waterfront. then, there -- mayor newsom. i had a hunch that the last time he appointed me, it would be the last appointment to the board. he was very open with that.
but i did not share that with anybody until just now. [laughter] commander -- my father's brother is a commander. he is a hero. fortunately, he survived and became a commander and now lives in denver and moved out of the bay area about 20 years ago, so i'm going to have to tell him there is another commander in the family. so i'm trying to make sure, earlier today, my mentor was at the luncheon. he had to leave, but john is my eldest, dearest, labor mentor. leroy king from the longshoreman was my mentor, especially after jimmy herman died. jimmy was just the best. the love to sit next to jimmy at meetings, and he was a real
guiding force. passing jimmy herman and terry bridges. i hope to see when commissioner brandon passes me. that would be good. he takes second place. i hope i did not leave anybody out. it has been fun. i love it. i loved serving as commissioner. those wonderful people, ernestine white, who probably attended more meetings than any other commissioner, so, ernestine, thank you for all your opinions, and we took it serious. and when tom said earlier that -- we definitely care what he said, but i listened -- no, that is not true. the person on the waterfront that always made the most sense was tom. since he does it from his heart,
he does for the right thing, and he will accept any challenge, and, tom, you are the best. i appreciate that. i have to leave now because i'm going to go to susie roth's wake -- memorial service. down at delancey street, so i still cannot get away. as and getting out of my car in the parking lot, which i will turn my pass in. i told them this is my last official thing. i got out of the car and i went back to get my agenda, and i said i do not need the agenda. all those years, i only forgot my agenda once, but with an you know it, the secretary, always there, she had an extra one for me. so i will miss everyone here. i am going to enjoy the fire commission that i know.
of fiscal year 2010-2011 executive director salary and benefit 8 itemb, request approval of delegation of authority that executive director of prime consultation with two port commissioners to approve matters in or affecting the fisherman's wharf waterfront until such time as port commissioners exceeded, and 8 itemc, contract modification to contract #2739, pier 33 sidewalk improvement project, to increase the contract amount by an additional amount of $36,575 and extend the contract duration by additional 15 california 8 days,d, request -- by an additional eight days, 8d, consulting services for the peer 70 master plan area and to increase the contract amount by $92,470 to $1,342,372.
item 8e, request authorization to execute a contract modification with contract inc. to extend substantial completion date and an additional 55 days to october 31, 2010, for installation of a short time power service for cruise ships at pier 27, contract #2722. >> so move. >> is there public comment on these items? seeing none, all those in favor? any opposed? ok, >> item 9a, request approval to increase the authority delegated to the public defender for award of public works and community contacts consistent with the threshold amount defined in chapter 6 of san francisco administrative code from $50,000 to $100,000.
>> good afternoon. my name is norma nelson. i'm the contract manager for the port. i'm here to present this item. first of all, i would like to acknowledge the existence of the new supervisor for helping me, too. i appreciate that very much. with that, i would like to give you some highlights of the report by way of a background on the current city policy, the reason why this policy would be helpful. basically, there are two sections of the administrative code that govern the resolution that is before you today.
it is currently at a dollar threshold of $400,000. then, there is chapter 6 of the administrative code that governs professional services which currently add a $100,000 threshold. that is the amount that is authorized to city departments under the direction of the city purchasers. the port commission has a single dollar threshold amount for both of those types of bonds, and that type of threshold least $50,000, and that dollar threshold has been in place since the 1980's, and the resolution before you today is our proposal basically to adjust the conflict in the dollar amount that the port commission uses to award contracts and that with those thresholds that are established in the administrative code. adoption of this resolution
would also streamline the contract in process, and it would make it easier for u.s. commissioners as well as sports staff in terms of reducing the number of staff reports that are before you. in fact, there is one item on your agenda today that would not be there if we had this in place, so we are asking that you approve the resolution before you that would increase the dollar threshold for construction contracts from the current level of $50,000 to $400,000 and increase the dollar threshold for $50,000 the -- for approval of professional service contracts within the limits as established by the administrative code and other the delegation of authority that is provided by the purchaser. that concludes my report. >> so move. second. >> comment on this item? any other questions? >> i would just like to make clear that the basics for the
$400,000 for services is a lapse in time since 1980. it is not a code set in chapter 6 that was an unintended error statement. >> so, as we discussed, this is a dollar amount set in the 1980's. the port has grown tenfold since then. >> absolutely. >> thank you for the correction. i meant to say that that was $50,000 adopted by the port commission. >> so we have a motion and second. all those in favor? any opposed? ok, thank you. the am a9 itemb, informational report on the port's final biannual capital budget for fiscal years 2010-2011 and 2011- 2012. >> good afternoon. deputy director finance and
administration. the purpose of this informational item is to advise you on any material changes to the biennial annual operating and capital budgets. from the proposed budget that the port commission approved on march 9, 2010. both budgets have changed. as a result of the mayor's office and board of supervisors review. starting first with the operating budget, the fiscal year 2011 budget is 66 million, $382,000. these changes are a result primarily of reductions in salary and fringe benefit costs from the public employee wage concession agreement, and that goes for both years. also significant as the reduction in countywide cost allocation. the cost of the work orders increased overall in fiscal year 2010-2011 $640,000, due to increases as police department
services here the planning department for ceqa review, and the workers' compensation budget because of higher than anticipated cost the entire year. these increases were offset by reductions in work orders. the annual budget, which were allocated on projects, was a very small net change of $6,000. as you will see on page 5 of the staff report, funding for architectural and engineering consulting services and the computerized maintenance management project was reduced and the storm water control projects and hearing had project were increase. the fiscal year 2010-fiscal year 2012 operating budget decreased. this is a result of the changes i described, excluding the work orders. for the capital budget, appropriations decreased $58.1 million, and this is a result of
the decision for the port to secure the park bonds project funding to a supplemental appropriation this year. instead, it is part of the budget process. this will allow the board of supervisors to more carefully review the recreation and parks department, and reports portion of thed.o. bond funds. the capital budget was not changed. the board of supervisors did reduce the 2010-2011 operating budget by 460,000, and the 11-12 operating budget by $610,000. ports that -- the port was successful in having these reallocations allocated back to the port to enhance our work force development efforts as well as to expand our environmental stewardship efforts. finally, it would preserve a 15% operating reserve, as is required by this commission's policy, and that includes a
summary of all materials. i would be happy to answer any questions you might have. >> what is the significance of having adopted this budget? >> we will go through line items just as in past years and reviewing the budget. the purpose is to set expectations for the second year, to have better forecasting into the second year, and to eventually -- still always have that line-item review, but to get the second year more certain. >> it is not as if it were formally adopted for the year? >> it is adopted. it is in the appropriation ordinance, but subject to change
during overview. >> this is information only, correct? is there any public comment on this item? ok, thank you. >> item 10a, informational presentation on the blue green waste planning guidelines, to expand the public open space network, allowing the city's central and southern waterfront china basin channel to san francisco county line. >> commissioners, i'm here to provide you an update on the progress for the planning at the blue green light. i last presented to the commission on this item on january 2009, september 2009, and february of this year. i also wanted to provide an update on the community meeting that we had on may 26 and
recognize that this is truly an interagency effort with a lot of other city agencies and partners participating. the blue-green way, again, is generally far mission creep on the north to the county line on the south. the blue greenway project is an effort by the city to complete the bay trail and a water trail. they trail is the nine-county 600 mile circular trail around the bay, and the water trail is similar to provide access to and on to the water on the day, so when we refer to the blue green way, we are referring to the city's effort to completed and the bay water trail -- i'm sorry, the day trail and the bay water trail. as you are aware, the funding for the planning and many of the projects originated from the passage of propositiona in 2008. the court